how many of your age-mates could tune the engine of an antique car by hand and ear using only one socket, one wrench, and one screwdriver?
i am 57 years old, and i can. why can't you?
i'll tell you why. i GREW UP with that technology. you did not.
my boggle with modern technology is that even the experts can not explain why or how things work. "it's intuitive" they say. (i know - i've taken adult-ed evening courses. i only came away more confused than when i started the class.)
old people did not grow up with the same technology. "intuition" doesn't work for us as it does for you.
now, don't think i'm totally "computer illiterate". i spent 35 years as a machinist. i can write CNC programs off the top of my head, and i can read ASCII as it's scrolling down the screen of a CNC machine and KNOW what the machine is going to do next.
ask me to use the "APT" software to write the program using a PC and i'm lost. it's just faster for me to do it right at the machine, relying entirely on my good memory to put the correct codes in to make the machine do what i want.
... and don't think i'm stupid, either. i can solve right-angle trigonometric equations in my head as long as i have my pocket book of trig tables in my hand. (okay, i have to use a slide rule to calculate 5 place decimals, but i keep all the formulae in my head.)